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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Friday 8/7, 3 p.m. CT

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Since the real Cubs were postponed today due to COVID-19 concerns, we’ve got a sim game for you!

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Our simulated 162-game Cubs 2020 season has continued, even while the real Cubs went out to a 10-3 start in their actual 60-game season.

Now that Friday’s real Cubs game against the Cardinals has been postponed because of another positive COVID-19 test for a Cardinals player, we present today’s simCubs game against the simBrewers.

We are going to continue these daily simulations even while the real games continue. No matter what happens to the actual 2020 MLB season, we will play out the entire simulated season offline and let you know the results.

Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter where all our BCB simulated games are located. You can watch previous games which are all archived there, but please note: We won’t have the actual link to the live broadcast of today’s specific game until it starts. At that time, Duane will drop the direct link into the comments to this post around 3 p.m CT. Until then you can use the link in this paragraph as a guide to where to find the game. All of our simulated games will begin at 3 p.m. CT.

Here are today’s particulars.

This is Game 117 of the 2020 simulated season, Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park, the first of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with an 81-35 record. The Brewers are 66-48 and hold the first wild-card spot.

Jon Lester will start for the Cubs. Brett Anderson will start for the Brewers.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Baez SS, Contreras C, Happ RF, Bote 2B, Hoerner LF, Almora CF, Lester P

Brewers

Cain CF, Sogard 3B,Yelich LF, Hiura 2B, Garcia RF, Gyorko SS, Smoak 1B, Pina C, Anderson P

There won’t be any traditional-style “recaps” of these games. Duane will post some highlights in his Cub Tracks and Baseball history unpacked posts the morning after each game, so we can track this simulated season as it unfolds. We’ll post the standings from time to time.

Looking to join in on the fun? If so, you can get your own copy of MLB The Show. Here’s where you can order the game.

Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.